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PHILADELPHIA CRICKET CLUB - WISSAHICKON COURSE, FLOURTOWN, PA
The first is a short par 4. Everything slopes hard, left to
right and a driver is not necessary. The second shot gives amateur
golfers a hard time with a very deep, big bunker that guards the
front. Be sure to check the pink location as this green is very big
and being in the wrong portion will lead to a three putt.
The second hole at Wissahickon is a short par 4, birdie hole.
Out of bounds runs down the entire left side of the hole. Pick a
club off the tee that carries the first fairway bunker but doesn't
reach the one nearer the green. A short iron is all you will need
into this green that slopes heavily from front to back.
The third hole is a short but tricky par 3. This hole actually
takes you back to the clubhouse and there is an out of bounds left
down the entire hole. It's really only a short iron, but the wind
sometimes plays havoc with your club selection.
The reverse angle shot of the fourth hole shows how uphill this
par 4 plays. The old train tress lines the right side of the hole.
Be careful with club selection on your approach because being long
of this back to front sloping green is a big mistake.
The fifth is a par 5 that has a semi-blind tee shot. You will
see some new construction in the background on the adjacent
property. Aim as the big house in the distance. There is a speed
slot in the fairway right off the right side of the fairway
bunkers. More than likely, this is a three-shot hole.
The sixth is an uphill, dogleg left to right, par 4. The large
fairway bunker on the right much be avoided to leave a mid to short
iron into this green.
The seventh is one of the most picturesque holes on the course.
The bunker complex in front of the green will catch any wayward
approach shots. The green is also very complicated on this par 4 so
be sure you study the various slopes.
The longest par 3 on the Wissahickon, the eighth hole has a
devastating bunker to the front left of the green. With out of
bounds lining the right side of the hole, par is an excellent score
The ninth is a straight forward par 4 up the hill. Avoid the
fairway bunkers on the left and you will only have a short iron
remaining. Out of bound lines the right side of the hole but drive
is not necessary off the tee.
The 10th is a very difficult, dogleg left par 4. Long hitters
can cut the corner some but this hole puts a premium on being in
the fairway. This green is double tiered and is one of the hardest
complexes on the course.
The 11th at Wissahickon is a monster par 4. It does play
downhill and downwind most days, but missing the fairway will
surely lead to a bogey. Take care with club selection on your
approach because it generally plays a club less.
The 12th is a medium length par 4 that plays uphill and into the
prevailing wind the whole way. The green is double tiered, so be
sure to check the pin position. Par on this hole is a good
The 13th is a medium length par 4. Long hitters beware! A creek
travels through the landing area at the very bottom of the fairway.
This hole plays downhill off the tee and the prevailing wine is at
your back, meaning a 3-wood is a smart play and par is a good
A short, but devious par 3, the 14th is a birdie / double bogey
hole. A short wedge is all you need, but miss the green and you
will be shaking your head as you scramble for a lucky bogey.
The 15th hole features the "Great Hazard" - a vast expanse of
bunkers that cross the fairway which will make you think twice
about your second shot. Long hitters can give this par 5 a run.
This hole has it all - waters, bunkers, a long carry, a tricky
green and devious pin placements. This long par 3 requires you to
gauge the wind carefully as hazards lurk on every edge of the
This par 4 stretches to almost 500 yards and plays uphill. Take
care to avoid the old train tress on the right and the bunkers that
shape the fairway. A big tee shot can find that left fairway bunker
because this hole normally plays very firm. Club selection is
crucial on your approach as you're hitting to a two tiered
The final hole at Wissahickon challenges players to think hard
down the stretch. This long par 4 which plays into the wind and
even a long drive can leave you with a 3-wood or hybrid into the
very well protected green. Tillinghast's version of the "church
pew" bunkers make the approach visually intimidating. A bogey on
this hole isn't really losing a shot to the field.
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